I have recently discovered Jack Gantos, particularly this book — Hole In My Life, a memoir during his younger years. As it turned out, this book talks about the biggest mistake he commits, his life in jail, and how he used those mistakes to learn, and achieve his lifelong dream, that is, to become a writer.
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Gantos, Jack. The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza. (Joey Pigza series.) Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 9780374300838. 154 pgs. Ages 10-14. P6Q6
This is the fifth book in the… 123 more words
Book Review: Dead End in Norvelt
By Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year’s best contribution to children’s literature and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! 691 more words
This is one of the hardest parts about reading aloud: Selecting the title! One of the 5th grade classrooms invited me to read aloud in their classroom in November. 552 more words